Monday, March 8, 2010

Breakfast Quinoa

What a fabulous breakfast recipe! I can't decide what I like best about it. It's super easy and wonderfully tasty. The ingredients are healthful and clean. It can easily be adapted to fit your tastes and what's in season. Plus, quinoa is packed with protein.  I ate this before going on a ten-mile bike ride (in the drizzling rain!) and it kept me going strong the whole time!


Breakfast Quinoa
inspired by Martha Stewart
printer-friendly recipe

Ingredients:
2 c. whole or low-fat milk, plus more for serving
1 c. quinoa, rinsed
pinch salt

2-3 TBSP maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 c. fresh or dried fruit (blueberries, apples, dried cranberries work well)

1/2 c. chopped nuts, plus more for serving


Directions:

1. Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan. You'll want to stay by the pan because the milk will boil and bubble over very quickly. Add quinoa and salt, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, until three-quarters of the milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.


2. Stir in maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook, covered, until almost all the milk has been absorbed, about eight minutes.


3. Stir in fruit and nuts, and cook until warmed through, about one minute more. Serve with additional milk, sugar, cinnamon, fruit, and nuts, if desired.


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8 comments :

Bridget said...

I've made a breakfast quinoa recipe once before, and it was blech. This one looks so much better.

mesa said...

That looks great! I've been wanting to try quinoa for breakfast. How many servings do you think it made?

Josie said...

Oh how tasty! I've recently discovered quinoa, so I'm always on the lookout for fun new recipes!

Kelsey said...

Mesa-The recipe said four servings, but if it's all you're having, I think it's closer to three. I think it would make four perfect servings with som bacon or ham on the side.

elly said...

I've made this with whole wheat couscous (a great alternative since it cooks so quickly) but I love the quinoa version. Looks delicious!

Nicole, RD said...

That looks delicious! I'll definitely be trying this!

Anonymous said...

Just made this and was pretty good. Even my 5 yr old liked it!

Jessica said...

Just have to tell you thanks for sharing this on my post on FB about using up some Quinoa (and other grains)! It is on my menu for this week!